Defend Against Assault Charges in Dallas
If you have been accused of assault and face conviction, you need aggressive
and effective legal representation. At D'Amore Law Firm, we have established
a solid reputation and track record of success that can be invaluable
in the courtroom. We are highly regarded by judges, prosecutors, and police
officers for our dedication to pursuing justice and protecting the rights
of our clients.
What the Law Says
The first step to building a solid defense is to know what you are up against. Under
Texas Penal Code §22.01, assault is crime that occurs when one person intentionally harms another
person physically. When a person assaults another person, he/she is intentionally
trying to inflict injury on the other person and is trying to make offensive contact.
We can help you fight the following assault charges:
A charge of assault may be considered a
misdemeanor charge or up to a
felony in certain circumstances. No matter what the degree of your charges amount
to, you need to speak with a Dallas assault charge defense attorney as
soon as possible. The sooner you get legal defense on your side, the better
chance you will stand in court.
Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault
Simple assault charges will generally be associated with a Class C misdemeanor,
and applied a fine of $500. The charge will increase to a Class A misdemeanor
when it is committed against an elderly individual. Charges will be considered
a third degree felony if assault is carried out against a government official,
emergency worker, security guard or
family member with whom previous disputes have occurred. It is punishable by up to $10,000
in fines and a 10 year prison sentence. Aggravated assault involves a
weapon or leads to serious injury. These charges are a second degree felony
that can be penalized by up to $10,000 in fines and 20 years in prison.
Assault is a type of
violent crime. Violent crimes are criminal acts that involve the use of violence or
the threat of violence. Like all violent crimes, assault is vigorously
prosecuted in the state of Texas as this crime is responsible for countless
injuries and deaths each and every year.
Sexual assault will be viewed and penalized differently when it falls under the terms
outlines in Under Texas Penal Code §22.011.
Gain Trusted Legal Advocacy from a Assault Attorney in Dallas
To learn more about the laws and legal consequences surrounding assault
crimes, it is advisable that you consult with a knowledgeable criminal
defense attorney who is familiar with these cases. If you have been charged
with assault, you need a skilled Dallas defense lawyer on your side. This
is especially true if you were accused of assaulting someone with a deadly
weapon as people who are convicted of this crime usually face jail time
if they are convicted. You need an attorney who can provide you with aggressive
representation and dedicated counsel.